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Safety on the Slopes with a Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device

Keeping my independent skiier safe with a Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device on the slopes
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A while back I shared with you my struggle to give my kids a bit more independence at the campground. My oldest is 10 and wants to ride his bike all around the campground on his own. I shared with you all about the Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device that I thought would be a sanity saving tool (and possibly life saving) to help me worry less while he was out stretching his independence. Well, when I wrote about using the device at the campground I was not even thinking about our ski trip to Vermont. One look at the giant mountains and trail maps and I knew I would be taking our NYC GPS device with us while we were skiing.

Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device is great for safety while skiing

Our sons are excellent skiers. They have been on skis since they were 3 years old. We get season passes every year to the same ski mountain. We always use the buddy system when we ski and try to stay together. However, this is another place where my son is trying to exercise his independence. He knows the mountain very well, probably better than me. Since the mountain is small and he is such a great skier he will often ask to meet us at the bottom of a slope or to speed ahead a bit. I am very comfortable allowing him to do this. Even though I let him go I still worry that he might take a different trail than planned or maybe accidentally run off the trail.

Keeping my independent skiier safe with a Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device on the slopes

GPS Tracking Device is a must for large mountains

At the larger mountains we visited in VT, there would be no independent trail runs all the way to the bottom ahead of us. It just isn’t safe. There are too many side trails and different ways to get to the bottom. The slopes are much more challenging and the conditions change too fast. Instead, I determined a stopping point a little farther down the slope that I could still see and let him ski ahead. I had some extra reassurance as well, because tucked into his pocket was the Not Your Child GPS device. If he forgot to stop, or took a wrong turn, or worse could not stop safely and continued down the trail, I could locate him using the GPS tracker. Remember, according to the US Dept of Justice, a child goes missing every 40 seconds and 51% of those missing children were for involuntary reasons; they got separated, lost, injured or had a miscommunication with their caregiver. I can’t even imagine the terror of a lost child on a ski mountain and realize it could happen easily with a simple miscommunication or accidental separation. One of the coolest features is the actual map that displays exactly where your child is located. How is that for piece of mind?

Map of all the places my child was skiing

If he did somehow go the wrong way or got too far ahead that I could no longer see him, I would be able to use the Not Your Child Device to find him. In the event that he ran off the trail, got injured, or lost  he would be able to use the SOS call feature to signal for help. The SOS alert is triggered when your child pushes the button on the device.

View of Killington trails

I will be purchasing a second device, so that I have one for each of my children. I have also added it to my must have travel accessories packing list, right at the top of the list with the first aid kit. It is that important. Where can you see you family using the Not Your Child Tracking Device? Enter our Giveaway to win your own Not Your Child GPS Tracking Device and subscription.

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Travel Star - 3 years ago Reply

I need this I have three kids and keeping track them is really hard.

Angie - 3 years ago Reply

I would never think to have this for my kids, but it is a great idea! We are trying to plan our first ski trip next year and I will definitely be looking into this. Thanks Gina!!

Sheila Colbert - 3 years ago Reply

the SOS call feature to signal for help. I am always afraid something is going to happen to my grandbabies and this would make me a little calmer

Renee Gray - 3 years ago Reply

Great product for anyone with small children.

Vickie - 3 years ago Reply

I have mixed feelings about this and concerns..sorry
If you let your kids out of your sight..this would help find them.
Too many crazies out there in today’s world so I keep eyes on always

Cheryl Larimer - 3 years ago Reply

Great review of this product. I love what technology has brought us for the safety of our children. This would work well for us grandparents also trying to keep track of all of the grandchildren.

Cheryl Larimer - 3 years ago Reply

Our grandkids ski circles around us and this device would be perfect to help us feel more secure.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

Not Your Child Device sound like a wonderful device for all families. My niece takes trips and also goes on ski trips with her kids and she really could use this for her children.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

This is really a terrific idea. I love all the modern products that are out now.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

This would be a perfect gift for anyone with children.

Crystal B - 3 years ago Reply

I have two little ones and I think this is so smart what a great idea. i need one

Danielle Jones - 3 years ago Reply

Great way to know were my children are, it is easy to get separated when skiing.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

This product seems to useful and the features are terrific!

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

These photos are wonderful! This device seems terrific to try.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

This would really be nice to have peace of mind when going on outings with children.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

The NYC GPS device is really a must for all parents to have, especially while skiing. It is a wonderful idea.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

I have never been skiing but I do think all families should have a product like this for any ski trip.

Maryann D. - 3 years ago Reply

I do like the SOS call feature to signal for help on this device.

Sandra Watts - 3 years ago Reply

I have never been skiing. This would be nice to have though.

Cassie - 3 years ago Reply

Normally I’d consider tagging your kid with a GPS being overprotective, but I definitely think an exception can be made for something like a ski trip.

Tam - last year Reply

Did this work well on the slopes?? My kids are taking a two day ski class from 9am to 3pm and I was thinking of purchasing this so that I could find them on slopes and take pictures.

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